For more than two years, the Arizona Department of Transportation has worked toward developing the state's Long Range Transportation Plan, a blueprint that looks 25 years into the future to determine how to plan for and fund transportation projects that keep up with Arizona's growth.
The State Transportation Board formally approved the Long Range Transportation Plan on November 18, which will allow ADOT planners to develop a transportation system that will carry us into the future.
While ADOT's Long Range Transportation Plan is not project-specific, it identifies investment priorities based on current and projected transportation funding over the next 25 years. However, revenues will not meet all current and future transportation needs.
The long range transportation planning process is called What Moves You Arizona, which narrows the focus to 25 years ahead to determine and prioritize how limited funds should be used throughout the state to develop a multimodal transportation system. These investment strategies could involve a greater focus on preserving current infrastructure, modernizing and expanding highways, public-private partnerships, and non-highway improvements, such as rail and transit. It's up to policymakers, the public and communities to tell us what's important to them and to prioritize projects and funding for those projects.
Read ADOT’s Long Range Transportation Plan Final Report.
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